Antonio Camillo Ciliegiolo IGT 2019


Description and Tasting Notes

Ciliegiolo means little cherry and has often been mistaken for Sangiovese, partly because of the similar growing areas and similar looking bunches. Once thought to be an offspring of Sangiovese it is a natural crossing of Moscato Violetto and Sangiovese. Its prime growing area is the Tuscan sub region of Maremma where it can tolerate low water and heat   

Antonio Camillo has championed Ciliegiolo and after years of questions and research with many generations of wine makers in Tuscany found the right vineyards for this native vine. He found the sixty-year-old vineyard that had been cultivated to tradition in  Manciano a medieval town in the Vallerana Alta, just steps from Saturnia hot springs. These hot springs have been popular since Etruscan times, but wine-wise, it means that the volcanic soil is rich in nutrients.where some old mineral springs                                                              

The wine is ruby colored with distinct red cherry fruit aromas. The palatte is rich in red fruit and is medium weight and smooth. 

  • Year: 2019
  • Region: Tuccany - Maremma
  • Type: Red
  • Origin: Italy
  • Variatal: Ciliegiolo

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